Norville S. Prosser

Fishing—An American Tradition at a Decisive Point: An Introduction

Traditionally family and/or friends spent time together in the outdoors fishing. It was healthy, provided fine table fare, and provided a catalyst for communication. Good conservationists emerged from their understanding of the natural world, and anglers have been leaders. Anglers paid, and continued to pay, for conservation through license fees and excise taxes. The natural affinity between fishing and the traditional family experience provided a steady pool of new angling recruits. No marketing was required. Today the trend is quite different from that traditional experience. Fishing...

Computerized Creel Census System for Use in Fisheries Management

A computerized creel census system that is nearly automatic after initial field data recording is described. Partially prepunched computer cards are used to record creel data. Cards are processed directly by computer and a detailed tabulation provided to the fisheries manager. The entire system is designed for ease of use in that no programming knowledge is required of the user.